Words: Sam Geary
Liverpool's most noted new band of the last year, Clean Cut Kid, have unveiled a unique rework of Jamie xx's 'Loud Places', which you can hear below, and which is also available for free download.
Taking inspiration from artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Vampire Weekend and Haim, Clean Cut Kid channel a lifetime of hard-earned experiences into their instantly-infectious style of (say the band) "fuzzy pop ballads, washed in Mersey water" - a method which is applied to impressive effect on their cover of 'Loud Places'.
A busy summer ahead for tge quartet, with a new single arriving shortly, and a raft of festival dates through to autumn (see below).
17 Ocean Festival Croyde
18 Camp Wildfire Kent
19 110 Above Festival Leicester
23 Glastonbury - Williams Green
02 Barn on the Farm Gloucester
03 El Dorado Festival Ledbury
07 Sounds of the City Manchester
16 Beat Herder Sawley
17 Latitude Suffolk
23 Secret Garden Party Huntingdon
24 Liverpool International Music Festival
30 Standon Calling Herts
13 Down To The Woods County Durham
26 Leeds Festival
27 The Big Festival Oxon
02 Festival No.6 Portmerion
04 Bingley Music Live
09 Bestival Isle of Wight
08 Twisterella Middlesbrough
08 Neighbourhood Festival Manchester